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WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Puppy Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal Formula Premium Ground

WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Puppy FoodChicken, Rice & Oatmeal Formula Premium Ground

NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Puppy Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal Formula Premium Ground Puppy Food is targeted for dogs up to 1 year old. Our natural canned puppy food provides optimal nutrition for proper development. Linoleic acid and zinc promote healthy skin and a shiny coat you’ll notice. And our #1 ingredient is real chicken, so with its premium taste, you’ll help your puppy grow and enjoy a healthy life.

Package Sizes Available: 12.5 oz.

Overview and Key Benefits

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    Healthy Development
    Our natural puppy food contains quality vitamins and minerals to nourish healthy development.
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    Better Nutrient Absorption
    Oatmeal nourishes a healthy digestive system for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
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    Healthy Skin and Coat
    Formulated with optimal levels of omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid) and zinc to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.
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    Quality, Natural Ingredients
    Our puppy food contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Plus, it’s made in our own U.S. facilities to ensure safety and quality.
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Feeding Guidelines

Feeding Guidelines
Weight of Dog Feed Alone 12.5-oz. Can
Weaning to
4 Months
4 Months
to Adult
5 lbs.
1 2/3
10 lbs. 1 1/2 1
15 lbs. 2 1 1/3
25 lbs. 3 2
35 lbs. 4 2 2/3
55 lbs. 5 2/3 3 2/3
75 lbs. 7 4 2/3
Feed puppies to 4 months the suggested daily amount in three to four meals per day. From 4 months to adult, feed in two to three meals per day. Adjust as needed based on your puppy’s age, weight and activity level. Feed an adult dog at least one-fourth less than amount shown for puppies 4 months to adult. Feed pregnant or nursing dogs two to three times the amount shown for puppies 4 months to adult. Refrigerate unused portion for up to three days. Re-feed at room temperature. Provide fresh drinking water at all times. See your veterinarian regularly.

Calorie Content
Metabolizable energy (ME) 1237 kcal/kg, 439 kcal/can (calculated)
Nutritional Adequacy Claim
NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS® Puppy Chicken, Rice & Oatmeal Formula Premium Ground Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Transitioning to Our Products
If switching to this formula or feeding NATURAL CHOICE® Dog Food for the first time, we suggest you blend increasing amounts of the new formula with your old food for six days.
Read Our Transition Article

Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 5reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for my babies I had a litter of Shorkie puppies and I'm using this to help them with weaning. It is easy for them to eat and a great way to start on their first real food. It made them healthy and happy as you can see in the photo! February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good stuff! My 9-month-old Yorkie/Shih Tzu LOVES this food. Unfortuantely, in my area, I've only been able to find it in the small, one-meal containers, so she only gets it for a special treat. April 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great! I gave this to my dog after she had puppies. She wasn't eating anything and I was a little worried because I had tried several different can foods but this was the only one that she would eat and she loved it! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Sensitive Stomach When we adopted Fred from Tennessee, he had been on another large brand puppy food for his whole life. He just flat out refused to eat it here after just a few days, and had constant loose BM. For months we tried all kinds of different foods, ran multiple expensive tests at the vet., but still Fred just couldn't produce normal BM. On a last resort, we went to Petsmart looking for anything else that might work... and picked up some Nutro Oatmeal Puppy formula for sensitive stomachs. Almost instantly Fred's bathroom breaks were normal and he even had more energy! I don't know what is in this that makes him better... because we have even tried just regular Oatmeal, grain free, wheat free... everything, but all I know is this worked, and we are very happy to have a healthy Fred! Even the Vet couldn't figure it out. Thanks! February 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like the natural ingredients Since acquiring my Papillon puppy she is thriving on Nutro Puppy Food. Her coat is very shiny and since switching to Nutro she is not shedding as much. She will be on Nutro Products from here on out. February 17, 2011
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